If you’re pedaling to your destination, make sure you obey all the rules of the road so you can get there safely.
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Whether you’re traveling by car, bike or foot, do your part to make Kentucky’s roads safe for everyone. Get there safe, Kentucky!
Drive Safe Tips:
- Put the phone down and pay attention. Driving while distracted increases risk for all road users.
- Perform a regular visual check by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or exiting a lane of traffic, and at intersections.
- Use a turn signal before changing lanes or merging with traffic to alert others of your intentions.
- Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a motorcycle. Motorcycle signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed
- Obey the speed limit. Driving at the posted limit allows you to see, identify and react to possible obstacles.
- Drive sober. Alcohol and drugs affect judgment, balance and reaction time. Always make a plan for a safe ride home.
- Buckle up. Wearing a seat belt gives you the best protection against injury and death.
- Allow at least a three-second following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
- Do not use designated bike lanes for parking, passing or turning.
- Pass to the left of a bicycle, allowing at least three feet clearance
Tips for Bicyclists:
- Wear a properly-fitted helmet that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards.
- Use hand signals when changing lanes or turning.
- Wear brightly colored protective gear and use reflective tape and stickers to increase visibility.
- Pay attention by avoiding any action that takes your eyes, your ears or your mind off the road and traffic.